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young sam adams that witness all the sticky was 25 years old and recent completed his thesis at harvard which was about when it was legitimate to oppose civil government and decided that this was one of those times. and the right against knowles and against the british navy was justified. and so in that sense it help to be a wellspring of ideas that would play out in the american revolution. ..
of benjamin frank and educating himself and one of the leading rulings was not the code. he wrote on the margins of the ruling all kinds of sarcastic comments against the old british system of government, which he decided that if this is legal, then it should it really didn't support liberty. his solution was that regular sailors could be impressed, that judges should be impressed, british naval officers and even mccain himself should be liable to impressment. that was franklin's solution. almost at the exact same time, george the third wizardry in the same legal decision and came up with a completely opposite conclusion.
he decided he was perfectly legal, but the king should command the service of his subjects when he needed them. this is the case of the difference in the style and substance as well, where writing the margins of the ruling and making his own solution, george the third diligently had recorded the legal ruling in his own hand line by line by line. he reached the conclusion he was happy with. there's a lot of lessons we can take from the issue of impressment and how it works during the 18th century. i titled book "the evil necessity" because britain found itself in a compromised position. in order to continue the world dominates it had, in essence had two via the one of its own principles. the british are rarely associated with liberty, something that as americans we sometimes forget.
so when they resorted to impressment, this system was so controversial and the office of liberty in the sense violated one of the primary ideals. i see that as a lesson for all societies going forward, thinking about what their values are and what's necessary to continue their way of life and whether it worth it. >> former florida governor, jeb bush argues immigration policy should be overhauled to reflect our current economic needs, but also clear enough to enforce properly. this is a little under an hour.
[cheers and applause] >> now, our beloved president ronald reagan passed away almost 10 years ago. but as many in this audience now, it seems nearly impossible to follow political news about hearing some reference to her former president. his memory, his name, unfortunately his legacy seemed to be ubiquitous as the challenges of the time. for many readers, probably starting the day after president reagan left office in 1889, there's been a famous question often asked of a particular vexing problem facing our country. you've likely heard it before. read the question is often asked, what would reagan do? is a good question to ask because wild times and technology in many species have
changed since president reagan was in office, the important fundamentals, does this speak to where we as americans have not appeared every part yesterday yesterday, governor jeb bush understands this. it's one of the reasons after having left the office about six years ago he remains an extremely horrid national loosen the republican party. as we prepare to welcome the governor to this stage, let's first take stock of use that we know were of vital importance to ronald reagan and scrape them up against the word indeed as jeb bush on the same critical topics today. what are the fundamental issues? must begin with tax. we know ronald reagan spent much of his life trying to cut for the average american. he was convinced it is the man or woman on the street didn't understand their dollar more wisely than the federal
government. when governor jeb bush was in office, he cut taxes some floridians $20 billion. let's talk about the size of government. when matt mccomas in the wake has house come he to medically reduce the rate of federal spending and strove to reduce the size of the federal government. governor bush was in office, he vetoed more than $2.3 billion in earmarks for higher state spending and reduce the size of the state's government payroll by 13,000 people. when ronald reagan cut taxes and reduce size of the national level, he did it to spread the free market, create opportunity and provide incentives for businesses to grow. over 20 million new jobs were created. and governor bush's state of florida, the similar philosophy and economic programs create a
thriving city economy were 1.4 million net jobs were added during his time in office. they are there issues. stemming the cost of health care come improving for accountability, school choice in the sanctuary this morning addressing the vital issues involving immigration that affect all of us. these are all issues addressed by ronald reagan years ago that continue to resonate as important topics in our lives. once in which governor bush has demonstrated much-needed leadership today. for these and many other reasons jeb bush stands as the only republican governor in the history of the state of florida to be realized into office. he hails from a family that has gone out of their way to extend one can support to mrs. reagan and all of us at the reagan library for years.
ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming governor jeb bush. [applause] >> thank you, kindly. really honored to be here. >> thank you so much. it is an incredible honor to be in this beautiful place. i am just in all of which you have all done here, truly a privilege not to be here. i thought it would start my remarks by giving you a bush family update. i want to thank everybody for their thoughts and prayers for my dad. as he said, put the hurt back in the closet. it wasn't time to go. he's always had a pretty good sense of humor and thank goodness he was right about that in the harps are back in the closet. he thought of the hospital and
reeking of strength little by little. yesterday he was antislavery with prime minister mulroney and his ameritech cnn twice in the last two weeks, which is a good thing he's regaining his strength. that's the good news. the bad news -- [applause] the bad news is he's not going to be pampered anymore like he was in the hospital. he is a new caregiver. her name is barbara bush and she's pretty tough. so i'm always asked about my brother. you haven't seen much about him in the last several months. he's been on of the limelight for a while. so since he last, marvin is doing really well. [laughter] thanks for asking. seriously, my brother george and laura have laid low in the last four years. they've maintained a tradition that is something noble in our country, when you leave the
stage for me the stage. he stopped chirping about what's going on, even if the guys they precede you, i can say this is a son, brother, even if he is is just a prop to their expectations to make everything look better during your time, my brother has maintained a tradition that president reagan did and my dad did after him amounts to see this stage. it is the greatest join their brothers safe and i'm proud of him for showing the self-restraint that i could never have. [applause] two other quick family updates. my son, george p. is proving that it either genetics or social upbringing, but something compels a bush to run for office generation after generation. he's running for statewide office in texas and i'm really proud of them. now i know what late. just thinking about it i get
emotional when he was asked and how could it be the sentence. i'm in the same stage of life and so he may be crazy for running, but i'm proud of him for doing it and he's a great guy. the last thing in the bush family is i wasn't a grandfather for way too long. other grandfathers and grandmothers of the world that we share their pictures. have you had that experience? now i'm the worst culprit. i was thinking about pulling out my son to show you georgia alayna walker bush. you think about her name. clap back this could be a place to get that right away. i mention her name and initials, right here of course you would. she's the love of my life in a couple of things about georgia state senate grand parents in the room, i find it amazingly brought up our children, through
trial and error. with snow is perfect. it's a little bit of a training program to take care grandchildren you with ink. but once you get grandchildren come to your children make you go through another training process to be able to babysit. [laughter] so we got to do it once -- twice now. she's 18 -month-old. my hope is we can do it on can do it on a more particular pieces. when i'm alone with her, her nickname is 41. one final thing about georgia that relates to subject matter and going to talk about today, she would be what you call a guess in the politically correct world, a quadra a journey to american. so she is iraqi canadian texas texan mexican american. so she's got a lot of diversity
that is the forward leaning nature and 20 days from now when she pulls out a census form. she'll say not applicable. and focus on the shared values and perspective of where we come from. my precious georgia may be an indicator of what's to come and i hope that's straight. [applause] as i said, it's an incredible honor to be with you all today. my first experience was in bismarck, north dakota believe it or not at the state party convention in 1980. you may have doing advanced work. as a surrogate for the guy in second place in that process and i walked in this place.
there are 4000 people in bismarck, north dakota in 1880. this is like half the town. half of north dakota at that time was her. i for the first time heard governor reagan speak and he spoke in such inspirational and aspirational terms that i first was late totally eyeballing. this was exactly the kind of message i got a 27-year-old guy really excited. and i've realized i'm speaking next and that was a little nerve-racking to tell you the truth because there was no way i could come. to the speech governor reagan ga to the speech governor reagan gave. right before i get on the stage, he completed the speech. he asked for me and i went back and said hello and he said this is a fairly heated primary, not like we have now with this bloodbaths and babies are dying in the street, but by its definition is a heated primary
and governor reagan said i just wanted to meet you. i just want to tell you how much i respect your dad. wow. i'm hooked for life after that. i am totally on the reagan team from that moment on. what an incredibly generous man. so then i go out to speak in the good news is i was still nervous that a lessened my nervousness quite a bit. the good news is that the 4000 people that came to hear the next president of the united states speak, only 400 stuck around here may speak. it got down to its proper level and all was well. the election's over and the president has been really good and the new congress sworn in. we basically what we have before, other than the fact he sent $4 billion to have the senate remained in the house and the republicans hands.
the fact is that we have great to. we have variations on these new terms like sequestered. last week in washington they called the snow that ever came to snow quester. we at things that the fiscal cliff that we thought you jump off of and die. now it's related to the inability to find common ground on the budget. so we go from crisis to crisis and nothing in the election changed that. because our beloved nation is divided under the direction we should take as undecided as well and meanwhile the power of compounding is not our friend. our recovery is the weakest it's been in modern times. our entitlement programs everybody recognizes our unsustainable and grow in magnitude without change. our regulations are outdated, complex, costly and certainly creating way too much uncertainty. our education system does not help enough young people gain the power of knowledge to pursue
dreams as they see fit. our debt levels are too high and rising rather than declining. tax policy has gotten way too complicated and punishes savings and success in our social and economic mobility, something that used to define america can do something they been prodded irrespective of where you start if you work hard and play by the rules come you can achieve great things has diminished. amongst the developed country of the world, we are the least economically mobile. our country has changed in our political system which is so important to begin to break through is not capable of right yet of being able to solve these problems. so what should we do? first many to create create a bipartisan path to high sustained economic growth and desperately us americans to respect the weather we've got an r. or d. by your name, we should
demand leadership, public leadership. [applause] high economic growth creates more revenue or more people and for government than any creative ideas to redistribute wealth or to tax people. high growth exponentially increases revenue. we saw that in the 80s. we saw it in the early two dozens and it's absolutely true. low growth or no growth so she's always had now for four years after the so-called prerecession shrinks revenue collection and increases demand a government. think of the growth of medicaid or if he stands this come from 32 million to 47 london four years unemployment compensation gone to the ceiling and then the element or demands grow said not only are we getting the revenue we need for government, while
symptomatically exceeding the cost of government. the power of compounding can be your friend or your enemy. by inaction we put ourselves in peril of making it harder for the next generation to be successful. the doubtless an inability to structurally change is now at a point where we have to change. on the other hand if we decided that high economic growth for something we should aspire to, to put in their compounded over 10 years. do the math on that. you would think that it's not that big of a deal. an attendee or incrementally creates a germany. decrease economic activity, millions of jobs. trust me, enough revenue to fund the thing. it would create a trillion dollars of additional recurring
revenue for state, local and federal governments. it seems to me to put aside differences and find common ground to go back to days for a 3% or 4% growth is what we aspire to and create policies to make have been. that's $4 trillion of economic dignity to the lifters. says so. our country so it's been a positive recent president reagan exemplified this more than any other elected official. he always believed the next generation would have more opportunities. he always believed in the american spirit that we could create a better day and how they not both my guess is our spirit is a country collect as they would be uplifted again. the best deficit reduction program is a growing economy and strangely pc to debate, very little is about economic growth and the loudest about what my dad would say come eat your
broccoli. it's about the us. he, the tough things that have to get done. they're much easier to get done in the context of high sustained growth or jobs are created, were jobs or purpose and value for people to pursue their dreams. three suggestions i don't think i bipartisan. there are some good things to fight about, trust me, that we could get to the point where we can have higher sustained growth. one would be a patriotic energy and ingenuity and innovation. second, reform our immigration system in the victory something that would depart at the high-growth economic strategy, respecting the rule of law and moving it to where our brand, not tarnish around the world would allow people with high
aspirations to become great opportunity for all of us. third, we need stem to stern transformation, real transformation of our education system so more and more children gain the power of knowledge can be successful in life. [applause] we are the most energy abundant country in the world. 10 years ago for 12 years ago were ready to no longer have natural gas. people were building billion-dollar plans to import into our country and it's so much guess we don't want to do with it because of american ingenuity and american technology. a greek immigrant combining two existing technologies, pitchout fracturing and horizontal drilling created the greatest competing with commercialization of the internet. there should be dancing parade
celebrating this incredible thing we are now on the precipice of being energy secure and all the benefits. unfortunately because much of this has taken place in west texas and north dakota, it's not cool. there's a secret commission who decides what school of medicine. for the celebrations celebrations, but there should be because this is something that opens the door for tremendous benefits for our country. last year, $300 billion -- [applause] last year $300 billion run out of the united states that any economic entity. much of this goes to countries that hate us today or are unstable and could quickly learn to hate us immediate after they might be regime change. this is not an effective national security policy, where he take the patrimony of arab
country to support regimes that don't have it to two shins, democratic institutions in place to bring stability for its people. the great news is we could be the largest producer within a short period of time and it's something we should put aside the difference is and apply with enthusiasm come across a make that happen. imagine the benefits. with the lowest cost energy source in the world to be industrialized their country. it would lessen greenhouse gas emissions is more power is generated from gas unless runkle. it would save any saving billions of dollars on utility bills would create hundreds of thousands of high-risk jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars of investment in the infrastructure for our own country rather than ship a transfer payment like we did last year $300 billion. what should we do?
cursor think it's a no-brainer to approve the keystone pipeline for starters. [applause] the simple fact is a whale is who they are heading west to go to asia or is coming south to build the infrastructure that allows us to create jobs and opportunity in our country and to enhance international security. we should have national regulations for fracturing to make sure it's responsibly and not be paradise. for some odd reason today, we have a hard time applying 21st century wilson regulations on economic activity. we played with and make them more complex and think that's the best path to do. my guess is to make the industry a permanent part of high-growth strategy to these 21st century solutions to make this viable in a proper rules around it. we should allow the joint to
take place. has been a serious decline in the last three years of oil and gas producer and federal land. we should use those resources for proven reserves that exists. we should create incentives for using natural gas for transportation. it cries out for the per unit energy is one half for less than it is for diesel in the technology exists to expand natural gas. you could save 1.5 per day and expand our own energy to be able to create a more competitive trucking situation. we had to have incentives for conservation or hopes of power in this list you can send you to consume less. the simple fact is conservation is cheapest energy policy we can get. the energy we don't use is the best means by which we can
create a comprehensive strategy. which of the rocket forces decide where to invest. we should not resort to government capital. it's an oxymoron. [applause] it's been tried. it's failed, let's move on and let's trace the interaction of people in their garages, in their labs in pursuit of their own dreams and disruptive technologies that cover the cost of energy from renewables rather than having a people in the department of energy thinking they know best. that is the path to a brighter future in getting at least 1% growth per year over the next 10 years. the attempt here for half of the germanic or mentally trivedi if we embrace the energy policy there for the government to embrace. they don't have to create the policies.
which is how to eliminate the barriers in our economy. demography is destiny. 10 years from now, you're going to be 10 years older and everybody wants to be here i hope. the simple fact is for updating older together and were not the same as fertility rates have dropped dramatically and were beginning to an inverted pyramid that makes our challenge as it relates to entitlement to social security even greater. slow-growing developing countries have had for decades lower fertility rates for japan and europe and russia's turn the impact of its one child policy. we're better off, but they've dropped to below breakeven to 1.8, blew a stop in the last three years in recorded history. we have a tried-and-true way to deal with the demographic time
bomb. demography does not have to be destiny if you change course in the path we could take is to allow for a strategic reform of our immigration laws so we can bring young aspirational people that will rebuild the demographic. need to make her entitlement system secure and jumpstart our economy in a way that will create the nut lifting of our hopes and dreams, but directly impact economic growth. no country can do it like america. our national identity is based on shared values and i'm so pleased the reagan library and the secretary's focus on civic education to remind us that the shared values that were donated or not, they are essentially our success. this is not an identifier, it is focused on a set of values. it sets us apart from the rest of the world.
if the immigrant heritage that's created by dynamism and more innovation than any other country on the face of the earth at a time we desperately need to reengage and grow and be optimistic and prosperous seems to me we cannot put aside this huge powerful catalytic converter for continued progress as we've done over the last decade of time. i believe people that want to come to this country energized nativeborn americans like myself and if they embrace the values of learning history, learning english, they'll be a major contributor to the economic vitality. the number of businesses has declined from 1996 to 2011 has declined. the startups amongst immigrants has grown 50%. in 1999 american scientists are graded 90,000 patents compared to 70,000 in the united states from scientists born in other countries.
by 2009, more patents are granted to foreign-born scientists in the united states and native form. both parties are to blame on this. on the one hand the democrats have seen a wedge political issue hoping it doesn't get solved because they win general elections. on the other head sadly my party and many of the republicans do this this as a primary election where we have faith in the primary to show who is the strongest in terms of border control and the net effect is politics driving the immigration conversation and i'm so happy to tell you that is changing a mosh in the wee because we desperately need reform. we need to improve border security and tracking 40% of the people who come illegally overstayed their time. we need to have used it knowledge he to track those folks and politely asked him to leave when they a legal visa
expires. we should do what we can to make it easier for people to come legally thin, legally. the great majority of people that come here come for good reasons. they come to provide for their families. they come because they want a better life for families, but they can't come legally because our system is overwhelmed and not working. a system going forward must say it's harder to come illegally and there's a price higher than having a chance to come legally. [applause] we need to move to an economic growth driven system and family-based immigration system should be narrowed to where it was 40 years or 50 years to reunite spouses and minor children. the changes allow for adults to claim brothers and sisters and other parents to make the same
claims once they get a green card and create chain migration at his club our immigration system and made it harder for immigrants to come to our country. work b.c. says should be based on need. stanfield should say they have a job or start a business. we only need to look north to find a better way. at the same time the united states share of economic immigrants has dropped from 18% to 13% between 1991 and 2011 certain candidates from 18% to 67%. even though canada has one 10th of our population, they have more economic immigrants because they develop strategy to make this part of the economic growth. the united states could do the exact same thing. he says should be expanded and residency made for them easier. in 2007, there is a million visa
holders trying to get 144,000 green cards given annually. what were doing is training people with high skills that could be the next generation of innovators that allow us to be competitive and successful. we are training them, giving them hope and then they leave. they go to the countries competing for the creation of high wage jobs here this is madness. we need to change the system so as part of our economic interest to allow tumors in people of great talent to stay in our country and make a here. we need a guestworker program to help sustain industries like tourism and agriculture. what better technology and more sophisticated enforcement, we need to expand dramatically tourist visas because of his huge impact. that maybe because i'm from florida, but why would you want visitors come and spend all the money they want in disneyland or
disney world or some other place to be able to create immediate economic activity for a country. but the millions that are here illegally -- [applause] thingies to be a part by paying a fine, not violating the laws. it's not the american way to keep people languishing in the shadows. ronald reagan would not approve of this. they can report comprehensive immigration reform to give the life of dignity outside the shadows where they can make a full contribution to the success of our nation. finally if we are to get this right, we need civics education elevated not just for immigrants although certainly that's important. [applause] but for all of us, we cannot have an immigration policy for
multiculturalism is a core ground foundation of our nation. we have to have shared values and the only way is for people to raise funds, understand them, appreciate them and not just for immigrants. it should be for all of us. it is mad he that people don't other three branches of government are they confused the constitution but the declaration of independence are all the things they see because our schools have not had the essays that focus on race towards civic education to education and that should be part clap back and economically driven immigration strategy, patriotic energy strategy, my guesses are getting closer to 22% incremental growth that creates a rebirth of our country. the way to sustain it is to
assure every child gets the kind of education that allows them to be successful in the pursuit of their dreams. sadly today the greatest country has more or less the following results after spending more per student than any country in the world, a third of cancer college or career ready by the time to complete the journey through 12th grade. third, get a piece of paper that says your high school graduate but if they go to community college or four year university, they have to take remedial courses. they have to read english and math. so in effect you have to redo what they did it learn the first time. it is more or less depending on the state have dropped out. that is acceptable for a country that wants to aspire to economic opportunity for everybody. it's why. is slightly less mobility today.
it is why we are creating a permanent group of people stuck in poverty. they don't want to be here. they don't want their children to be there. if you figure a way to transform our education system so that you respect dave, wherever you live and your children family comes to mind come from it doesn't matter because to look at the same quality expectation will have the same expectation for the person in the system and every child to ensure we get learning game that breaks the cycle of despair and poverty that exists today. this is the highest national priority for our country. [applause] i am tired. i thought the safer it is and i continue to fight within the realm are supposed to tape you but i'm tired of people saying it's not fair to have high expectations and robust
accountability because of work and home server is not fair because children come from poverty. it's not fair to teachers when in fact what is not fair is to have two thirds of the children after spending more per student than any country in the world not be able to be college or career ready to make it through 12th grade if they make it at all. that is what's not fair. [applause] so the florida outcome of the greatest school is a come to be comiskey, dns on student learning. transparency was incredible. they won it is and the system began to move. we ended social promotion in surrogate for literate readers which california to consider doing to do with the achievement gaps that exist so you intervene early to make sure the cats don't grow so big to lose hope.
refocus on childhood literacy and reading coaches to teach reading because schools of education don't do a great job. remarked in the school choice programs both public and private in the country now being emulated by other states to put pressure on the system and power though in some parents took the choices people live in affluence have and the results were floored at the bottom of the pack in 1897 based on the nation's report card has a germanic way about the national average to the extent that low-income hispanic kids on the fourth-grade reading test do better than the california average. i am proud of the kings florida has made, but there's a lot of work that needs to get done and it is shameful we allow a system to cast away an entire generation. it can change in a florida scarcely move the needle to put
us in a place where continued improvement. i hope this people realized all this is not a federal issue, the system and it should be of national purpose. but a little bit of time and energy out to be a challenge the system is created abysmal results before it's too late. if we do those two things, we'll still have the size and scope of government and the level of taxation, equity in the tax policy is fair game. those things would create a greater chance of sustained economic growth and my guess is great divide that exists right now might begin to narrow. the differences might not look as deep as they are today. but all this is going to require leadership. this does not happen by osmosis. you don't change the path to the public leadership changing directions. too many people in public life try to follow what the polls say
in here about what people think of any given time. that is not leadership and will change the direction the country is taking -- is on. leadership is hard to define, but americans could have skater benicia. we see it with cement inks first of the greater good. what is the need to go? to a great leader, everything else comes second. politics, polls, financial success and even friends. leaders are sometimes forced to increase this. sometimes they do their best work when nobody's noticing, but we always see the results. it takes strong leadership to produce both results. we said time and time again in recent history and is certainly a lesson to remember his visit to the daunting challenges in the near future for our country. effective leadership comes in many forms and both political
parties. president kennedy challenged america to land a man on the moon. lyndon johnson used forceful hints on leadership to produce historic civil rights legislation and a 25% income tax came just six weeks after the assassination of president kennedy. he cajoled, he hugged, he thanked, he threatened, he praised and even a hands-on leader designate 1030 the stories johnson grabbing people by the shoulder and getting rid of their grill to make them realize how important was to get this done with this kind of leadership we do today. or how about my dad in the fall of the earth as the soviet empire was collapsing from a significant that there be violence that are portions. the united states as a victory dance over the soviets, particularly when the berlin
wall fell. i never forget my dad on tv and the pundits all saying we should celebrate with the german people. how did i get done with the people at the hearing that wanted to do rather than be a leader, he could create greater vulnerabilities for gorbachev to create an orderly transfer without bloodshed. amazingly so. if the leadership of the 20th century style without a drop of blood. it was an amazing feat thanks to fantastic leadership of ronald reagan and humility of george h. to be pushed to do the right thing rather than what might make them popular. these are the leadership skills necessary today for our country. the effect is coming to leader in the security principles and be humble and accommodating and pursue them. there's no greater example than the man for whom this library is named. almost six years ago --
[applause] almost six years ago senator ted kennedy said here praised the former president that he engaged in so many political battles. he called ronald reagan a good friend and gracious though. he wanted to defeat his opponents, but he didn't want to destroy them. president reagan took office to do evil empire and essays when the soviet union and the other federal group and a -- he brought on the former can help and help bring in the latter be doing a beacon to the world today. he embraced his adversaries. two people can disagree vehemently, the fcc an honest broker of a good intentions and severe police committee can find the combination. i was a secret to president reagan success. he was considered the most
bellicose to forge the most working relationship data between an american president and the soviet premier. she got there he and gorbachev signed a treaty eliminating an entire class of nuclear weapons. president reagan addition to date nuclear weapons to be eliminated and was portrayed by the press in adversaries but -underscore was the most optimistic during his time. the american dream was something in his heart. house speaker tip o'neill are polar opposites and how they view the role. the class off in an even made to each other in the press. but what both men deplore more than anything from them within the political philosophy was stalemate in a country so polarized by ideology that it could not move forward.
that's pretty refreshing if you think of the context of today. they talked often. they have lunch. they shared their stories. they might've had a pop or two in the evening, not during the day for sure. together through personal relationship, even though they had despaired the synthesized scope, they save social security for a generation and pass the greatest overhaul of our tax code in a generation of time. president reagan had countless sessions with democrats and republicans and today it always always -- the precursor's press conference where someone is beating at the poor person who will show up to meet privately before the meeting again, which is why i'm excited president obama seems to have changed voice in the last three days. [laughter] i'm sincere about this.
it seems now he's debated republicans for the first time to dinner. so senators and the president discussing with our press conferences, without touch, and afterwards to see what each site has in terms of what their aspirations are. he had lunch with paul ryan yesterday. this is a change you think we should encourage, whether it's motivated for reasons we don't understand or not, ronald reagan would have done that. poor country to be successful, we have to put aside the truth that exists unrecognized because the other side doesn't have the used, it does not mean they are not motivated. we have to get to a different place or we can find broader consensus based on principles. that's how we will win. ronald reagan is someone who is a role model not because of his great success. he's also a role model for the political system they have today. imagine a country with energy
resources we have, with the immigrant heritage that has been our blessing. with the ability to solve problems intractable today, this country will take off. this was the inspiration for the rest of the world. we will regain her footing and rebuild the face of this earth and requires leadership that they can show each and every day and that's why i'm honored to be here. thank you very much. [applause] [applause] >> thank you so much, governor.
we've got six minutes of time to take a couple questions. if you have a question, raise your hand. wait till he put a microphone in it. and secondly, us who you are. we will start right over here. >> thank you. governor bush went thank you for your wonderful talk. i was curious with your great result and education in florida come and teach you how to deal with the difficult teachers union? >> it's not the cta, congressman, but if the fda. as a teachers union is one of the most powerful political forces in america. i hope it's not as powerful as your teachers union here, but i wish i could tell you we found a combination, but the reality is
if you advocate reforms that change the system, people organized around economic interest of vehicles is their job. in the case of florida, the teachers union represents teachers of coors and they also represent public school employees. they do it well. to expect them to embrace higher accountability, i didn't expect it and i didn't get it. it was a political fight. the required faithful execution of the laws the legislature passed. we were all in for eight long years to get results we had. teachers generally move towards the benefits of the new system. the unit itself didn't and still to this day are opposed to the substantive reforms, not just florida, but around the country.
it's part of the process at the site. sometimes you have to say. sometimes you find common ground, but she's got to sort of politically emasculated. i ran for reelection, got elected, which gave me a pass to consider doing what i was doing and apart from being a jury to serve, lattice to have enough time to shift again speak out and out others see stimulate that around the country. >> my name is alan parker. adding a mac [laughter] >> that's a question. i am optimistic that there is a growing consensus.
people's views of the political system -- people are angry and frustrated that i think it's beginning to change the system and i think the republican party has seen the need for a more positive, proactive message. not just to be against things, goat go back to the days for the interesting ideas were developed and advocated, where reform is at the heart of what we believe. if we do that part, the country will be saved by the american people, not by aspiring elected official or one that might ponder later on. i can't wait until 2016 to change the direction of the country. it has to start now. that's the message.
[applause] >> with quicktime from under question. we'll go up on the balcony. >> frank hernandez. >> how are you doing quick i'm a recent émigre. >> where you from? >> philippines. round of applause for the philippines. >> i was wondering, what if the children with the legal parents came here with their child and what if the crew had been stayed and then learned their full education throughout high school. today stay here or do they leave? >> collaborate now is in limbo. it's in the process of being challenged. even unilaterally extended period of time for the so-called dream not of students are
describing to stay in the country for two years because it doesn't arthur a permanent solution to this. the book i've written called "immigration wars," we have a path to citizenship for their children under the theory that not the returned, but illegal immigrants break the love of their children should not be penalized for that. in your scenario, not sure you're talking about anybody you know, we'll just leave it at that. you would be under situations discussed right now in washington to reform immigration and what clint holick and i believe you would be given -- not you, the person you describe would be given a path to citizenship over time and one would have to get a ged or graduate from high school or
enlist in the military. does that answer your question? >> yes, it does. >> at the. [applause] >> governor, on behalf of everyone here would like to thank you so much for your present haitian. >> thank you, all. [applause] >> here's a look at books being published this week.
>> we have allowed the human rights nightmare to occur on our watch. in the years since dr. king's death, racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and jim crow. a system of mass incarceration but no doubt as dr. king turning in his grave today. the mass incarceration of poor people of color is tantamount to a new caste like system, when the shuttle's young people come decrepit schools to brand-new high-tech prison. it is a system that? poor people, overwhelmingly poor people of color into a permanent second-class status nearly as effectively as earlier systems of racially social control went
to. it is in my view the moral equivalent of jim crow. ..